All hail The Power of Two: The Best Dressed Couples at the 86th Annual Academy Awards

Images photographed by Michael Yada, Greg Harbaugh, Ton Lew, Matt Petit, Aaron Poole and Bryan Crowe, Courtesy of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences/A.M.P.A.S.

Every couple knows that the power of two can withstand the most terrifying of social situations. And so it was at the Oscars this past Sunday when the following couples, through the power of two, presented as perfect a picture of class and elegance as could be expected. I dinged Will Smith earlier, but let’s face it, Jada Pinkett Smith’s Grecian gown elevates them both to new heights. here now are the Best Dressed Couples on at the 86th Annual Academy Awards.

Julius Tennon (left) and Viola Davis arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Julius Tennon (left) and Viola Davis arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Harrison Ford and Calista Flockhart arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Amy Adams and Darren Le Gallo arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Pharrell Williams and wife arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Pharrell Williams and wife arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Ethan Hawke and guest arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Ethan Hawke and guest arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Steve McQueen arrives with guest for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Steve McQueen arrives with guest for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominee Christian Bale and Sibi Blazic arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

86th Oscars, Arrivals

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

86th Oscars, Arrivals

John Ridley and Guest 

86th Oscars, Arrivals

Oscar®-nominated actor Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves arrives for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Jonah Hill and Sharon Lyn Chalkin arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Jonah Hill and Sharon Lyn Chalkin arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated for Best Picture, Brad Pitt arrives with Angelina Jolie for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated for Best Picture, Brad Pitt arrives with Angelina Jolie for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated director Alfonso Cuaron and  Sheherazade Goldsmith arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated director Alfonso Cuaron and Sheherazade Goldsmith arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Oscar®-nominated actor Chiwetel Ejiofor and Sari Mercer arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Elsa Pataky and Chris Hemsworth arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Olympic Figure Skater Ashley Wagner and guest arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Olympic Figure Skater Ashley Wagner and guest arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Performer John Legend and wife Christine Teigen arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Performer John Legend and wife Christine Teigen arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.

Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell arrive for the live ABC Telecast of The 86th Oscars® at the Dolby® Theatre on March 2, 2014 in Hollywood, CA.